Local Licks Spotlight: Colony Market

Colony Market

The Local Licks Spotlight features interviews with local business owners in the food industry. For this edition, I interviewed Todd Marchetti, who owns Colony Market along with his dad, Aldo Paul. Todd marks the fourth generation of this family-owned business. I first met him at the Brick Farmers’ Market back in May. Since then, whenever I visit…

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Baked Balsamic Bruschetta

Baked Balsamic Bruschetta

You might be wondering why we chose to bake this bruschetta since most bruschetta consist of a raw tomato blend that tops bread that has already been toasted. Well for starters, the toasted Parmesan cheese is D-LICIOUS! Aside from that, Greg isn’t a fan of raw tomatoes. Or raw garlic. Or raw onions…. Sooooo….not only…

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Local Licks Spotlight: Colony Market

Colony Market

The Local Licks Spotlight features interviews with local business owners in the food industry. For this edition, I interviewed Todd Marchetti, who owns Colony Market along with his dad, Aldo Paul. Todd marks the fourth generation of this family-owned business. I first met him at the Brick Farmers’ Market back in May. Since then, whenever I visit…

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Oatmeal Coconut Pecan Cookies

Oatmeal Coconut Pecan Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal with pecans. That’s what I eat for breakfast most weekday mornings as I sit at my desk preparing for the work day. It’s an easy breakfast to make at the office and it’s more satisfying than a cereal bar. One morning while I was enjoying my oatmeal and rummaging through emails, I thought how…

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Easy Baked Orange Chicken

Easy Baked Orange Chicken

Knock Knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you excited to make this recipe? Too corny? Maybe, but the girls have been totally obsessed with knock knock jokes lately that it seems they only speak to me by starting a sentence with knock knock. Like, knock knock. Who’s there? Mommy. Mommy who? Mommy, I want…

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Easy Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Easy Blueberry Muffins Recipe

It’s prime blueberry picking season here in New Jersey, so in honor of one of my home state’s most famous fruits, I created this recipe for America’s favorite muffin. If you love blueberries, you’ll love these muffins. This recipe packs two cups of blueberries into one dozen muffins to ensure a juicy blueberry in every bite! What’s also great…

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Sour Cream, Onion & Chive Mashed Potatoes

sour cream onion chive mashed potatoes

OK, in case you’re wondering why there is so much going on with the name of this recipe, I will explain. These Sour Cream, Onion and Chive Mashed Potatoes came about because I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make Sour Cream and Onion Mashed potatoes (inspired by my childhood favorite potato chip flavor) or…

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One Pot Macaroni and Cheese

One Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Love the convenience of making macaroni and cheese with that famous blue box? There’s no baking necessary and only one pot required. This dish is almost just as easy, especially if you’re using pre-shredded cheese. If you shred your own cheese, it’s just a few more minutes of prep work.  For those who love baked…

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